The Choice is Clear:
  • We design and build process systems and equipment for Kilolabs and Pilot Plants
  • We represent equipment manufacturers of leading technologies for organic synthesis
  • We supply world class process components used in chemical production facilities
  • We have knowledgeable engineers with process scale-up and pilot plant experience
  • We service everything we sell or represent – 24/7 trained service staff
  • We are proud to be your trusted partner.


Sentinel’s History

Sentinel Glass Company, as we were called back in 1950, was an original Corning Glass Works distributor and fabricator. Back then, we had our own glass working shop as well as a grinding and machining operation. As technology advanced and markets changed, so did Sentinel. In 1980, the name was changed to Sentinel Process Systems in order to reflect our evolving capabilities. It was about then Corning asked us to help them design and build “small scale reaction equipment” for our customers. In 1984, Robert E. Tramo, the company’s General Manager, purchased Sentinel from a large corporation, and took it private. That enabled Sentinel to again change to improve and enhance the services provided to our customers and manufacturing partners. We added engineers to help improve our technical services, design and fabrication capabilities. Sentinel also began representing products manufactured by leading process equipment manufacturers.

In the 1990’s the company continued to grow and focus on its core business of distributing engineered products and being an Independent Systems Integrator of process equipment. As the glass market changed in dramatic ways with many mergers and acquisitions, Sentinel became the only supplier with a complete understanding of engineered borosilicate process glass systems. In 1996 Sentinel expanded to the New England market with a branch location in Massachusetts.

As the new millennium dawned, Sentinel continued to add engineering resources and systems like 3D CAD and project management to improve our clients’ experience and enhance project controls. We expanded our Systems Integration business to become a nationwide service provider and did several international projects as well. Sentinel also grew its engineered product distribution business with several key product line additions. In 2007 after more than 30 years at Sentinel, Robert Tramo retired and Paul J. Tramo became President and CEO.

Sentinel continued to expand along the east coast by opening an office in RTP in North Carolina in 2009.

In 2011, Paul J. Tramo purchased Sentinel and remains as President and CEO today. Our tradition of representing the highest quality manufacturers, which began in 1950, continues today. With consistent leadership across nearly four decades of operation, this US Company is still headquartered in the heart of the United States pharmaceutical and specialty chemical industry, in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.

Sentinel – delivering quality and technology, it’s what we do…

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